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On 19 Feb 2018 at 9:14am Petepetepete wrote:
Hi! I'm thinking about renting a flat at the Printworks building in Lewes. I've heard various negative things about the build quality but as someone with a particular sensitivity to noise I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the sound proofing is like between the flats. Can you hear your neighbour's talking, coughing, tv, music, footsteps etc? If so I will definitely avoid living there.
I've lived in places where you can hear absolutely everything and it really grates after a while...I'm also no fan of being the "can you keep it down please?" guy.
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On 19 Feb 2018 at 11:06am Bert wrote:
As its a recent conversion, i would assume they'd have to had an acoustic technician/consultants in as part of building regs.
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On 19 Feb 2018 at 11:34am The only way you'll get wrote:
a silent flat - is a padded cell in an asylum. Bert has a good point but , I wouldn't trust the place, and that's after my working life in the building trades.
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On 19 Feb 2018 at 12:58pm Petepetepete wrote:
Thanks for the responses. I've never actually lived in a building that's been built after modern building regs regarding sound insulation have come into effect, so the idea of there being some effort having gone into minimising noise between flats is somewhat comforting.
My previous experience has been of converted flats in Victorian houses and 1950's council blocks where you could hold a conversation through the wall so this may be an altogether better experience.
As you say though, it doesn't mean that corners haven't been cut.
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On 19 Feb 2018 at 3:47pm Not so much corners cut wrote:
as real life scenarios vs. lab. testing. A bit like car fuel consumption.
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On 19 Feb 2018 at 7:08pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
It used to be dreadfully noisy in heavy rain because of having square downpipes. The water really made a racket as it went down.
They may have changed them though, I haven't walked past for ages.
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On 19 Feb 2018 at 8:49pm resident printworks wrote:
I live there, there were some roofing and build problems in the past. All sorted now it seems. The sound proofing in my place is very good. I barely hear a thing from anyone. Nice neighbours too.
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On 31 Jul 2018 at 4:39pm Lewesliver wrote:
We’ve lived in the printwork for over 4 years now and it still amazes me how quiet it is. For the centre of town I was worried it would be noisy but far from it. I also don’t hear a thing from the neighbours above or on either side. Soundproofing was part of the build 10 years ago and it works a treat


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